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News by subject: AVO

28 august 2019

14:49
Individuals who rented a room at a Motel 6 in the state of Washington between 2015 and 2017 may be eligible to participate in a financial settlement to compensate them for discrimination and privacy violations. Employees at seven Motel 6 locations...

14:47
Members of the News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) are extremely concerned over recent events at the U.S. border where veteran journalist Carolyn Dunn was initially denied entry into the U.S. with border and protection services citing Ms....

12:30
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today announced a formal partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau to promote American Muslim participation in the 2020 Census and to...

10:00
The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada (Neighbourhood Pharmacies) and Pharmacists Manitoba applaud the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba taking a significant and positive step announcing greater support for women's health in the...

08:00
Canada must embrace a skills agenda and boost innovation to capitalize on the rising demand for agricultural products around the world according to a new report from RBC (www.rbc.com/farmer4). The report estimates the sector's GDP could reach $51...

07:55
A new CIBC poll finds that 81 per cent of Canadians have a bucket list of things they hope to accomplish one day ? but more than two-in-five (41 per cent) say practical goals are more important than the indulgent ones....


27 august 2019

17:43
The Government of Canada is renewing the relationship with Indigenous peoples based on recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership.. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and four Tiyt Tribe...

17:26
MNA nurses and healthcare professionals who are part of a large coalition of patients, families, providers, advocates and elected officials fighting to preserve local behavioral health care in Greenfield, Palmer and Westfield called on Baystate...

16:15
Alcohol Justice, California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) and Los Angeles Drug & Alcohol Policy Alliance (L.A.DAPA) expressed gratitude today to the Los Angeles City Council for passing a resolution strongly opposing Senator Scott Wiener's SB 58 -...

15:26
"March of Dimes is extremely concerned about reports of the ongoing separation of families and the inadequate prenatal care provided to pregnant women in U.S. border detention facilities, which has resulted in increased rates of miscarriage,...

12:22
"Last week the Province of Ontario exercised authority outside of its jurisdiction by issuing eight cannabis retail licenses to First Nations communities. The Cannabis Act has downgraded the autonomy of First Nations to maintain jurisdiction and...

11:00
As families across Canada prepare for back to school, all road users should remember that pedestrian injuries remain one of the leading causes of injury-related deaths for children 14 years of age and younger. While there...

09:00
Radon Environmental is launching The Bark Side of Radon, a radon awareness campaign encouraging pet owners to test their indoor air quality for radon. The Holmes family, including Mike Holmes Jr., Sherry, and their furry family members, are...

08:35
Businesses that play music could be paying a lot more in music licensing costs if the U.S. Department of Justice scraps or modifies nearly 80-year-old antitrust protections as requested by music licensing agencies ASCAP and BMI. Music-for- business...

08:33
"Democrats have voted to virtually end all future Hispanic employment immigration to the United States," said Immigration Attorney Andrew P. Johnson.     House Democrats voted overwhelmingly to pass HR1044 in July 2019. The Senate version of the...

08:00
West Wind Aviation supports the call of the northern Saskatchewan community of Fond du Lac for improvements to the Fond du Lac airport. West Wind Aviation operates into the community with its subsidiaries West Wind and Transwest Air. ...

07:55
As an immediate rebuttal to the anti-gun initiatives of several leftist billionaires and schoolchildren, the CEO of Defenshield Inc, Collins White, (www.defenshield.com) a preeminent designer, manufacturer, and seller of armor systems to the US...

07:00
In the wake of considerable controversy around a decision to close forensic pathology for Niagara, Hamilton and surrounding communities, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) today is calling on area MPPs, regardless of their political...

06:05
International advocacy organization Global Citizen today announced that Connie Britton, Nina Dobrev, Becky G, Dakota Johnson, Becky Lynch, Aasif Mandvi, Bridget Moynahan, Kal Penn, Erin Richards, Seth Rollins, Savannah Sellers, David Gray, and NCT...


26 august 2019

19:39
California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) has come out in strong support of Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz's resolution (Council File: 19-002-S39) opposing SB 58 - the 4 a.m. bar bill. Councilmember Koretz...

16:52
The Teamsters Union stands in solidarity with over 20,000 AT&T workers who went on strike over the weekend in nine states across the Southeast. The workers are striking over unfair labor practices committed by management during negotiations for a new...

16:33
As the cannabis criminal market continues to thrive across the province, OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is demanding that the Ford government allow the LCBO to compete for new cannabis-store licenses. "The private sector has had more than a...

16:11
Blue Diamond Growers, a nonprofit grower-owned cooperative, applauds the trade agreement announced today by the United States and Japan. This agreement recognizes and further solidifies the important partnership between both countries. Blue Diamond...

08:30
In honor of Women's Equality Day today, Michael Stars, the Los Angeles-based contemporary fashion leader, and the ERA Coalition, an organization that advocates for the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), representing more than 100 member and...


25 august 2019

12:31
The one-year countdown to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games has commenced, as the Games will officially kick off with the Opening Ceremony 365 days from today.   Many of Canada's Para athletes are currently competing at the Lima 2019 Parapan...


24 august 2019

13:53
The first 5 KM YQB race, a unique event, drew 1200 runners from the greater Québec City area for the privilege of setting foot on the main runway at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB). In addition to the 5 km course, a 1.5 km course...


23 august 2019

20:00
Today, the countries of the Americas unite to officially open the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games. The Canadian delegation?led by flag-bearer Stephanie Chan, para table tennis athlete?will march proudly into Estadio Nacional del Perú to join the...

18:18
Unifor says a complaint filed with Elections Manitoba by Brian Pallister's PC Party is a laughable distraction from the real issue at hand: Pallister's failure as a premier. "Brian Pallister realizes that when he talks about his record, the NDP goes...

15:37
In a captivating new episode of the groundbreaking podcast, Angry Americans, Host Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) sat down for an exclusive, candid and extended interview with Chris Cuomo this week in New York. The...

13:04
Unifor forestry members are urging the province to take immediate action in the efforts to re-start the Fort Frances pulp and paper mill, and protect the rights of the publicly-owned forestlands in the region. "We've been working with the Town of...

09:27
New Tang Dynasty Television announced today the upcoming release of Claws of the Red Dragon, an explosive film executive produced by Stephen K. Bannon which exposes ties between Huawei and the Chinese Communist Party, based on the 2018 arrest of...

09:00
Today, Freedom Watch and its general counsel Larry Klayman, a former federal prosecutor, announced the filing of a complaint for alleged assault and battery and other discriminatory religious based claims against Michigan Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib....

08:52
British Rowing boss Andy Parkinson believes brains not brawn will keep his team on top of the Olympic medal table in Tokyo next summer, as his sport embraces the 'Moneyball' revolution. Having partnered with US-based data analysis firm SAS in 2014,...

08:45
The women's organization, GoTopless?established in 2007?continues to lead the fight for gender topless equality with its 12th edition of GoTopless Day on Aug 25 in honor of Women's Equality Day. The activist movement was inspired by...

08:25
Publishers across Quebec are alarmed by the bankruptcy protection news from Groupe Capitales Médias this week. Members of QCNA, English community newspaper publishers in Quebec, face a crisis similar to the French dailies belonging to Groupe...

07:00
The 13th edition of the Montréal Pride Festival, presented by TD in collaboration with Casino de Montréal, will certainly have left its mark on all of this year's sexual and gender diverse festival-goers. Over 250 activities drew over 2.5 million...


22 august 2019

15:40
The Ford government is taking its secrecy crusade to the courts over mandate letters and OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says he's either embarrassed by their content or the fact that they would reveal a more sinister agenda prior to the...

15:04
In an open letter to parents and families of Ontario's schoolchildren, the union that represents 55,000 education workers has laid out the reasons that its members are preparing for potential labour disruption in September and asked for families'...

13:44
United States Senators Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal today wrote the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to ask if carmakers have reported the cybersecurity vulnerabilities in their Internet-connected cars and what steps NHTSA...

11:02
Today the nation's largest suicide prevention organization, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), responded to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Report on the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act to the U.S. Congress...

10:16
Community members in Mackenzie will be marching on August 22nd to demand legislation changes to protect forestry jobs in the area. "Mackenzie is a resilient community but we took a big hit back in 2008 with the downturn in the forestry sector and it...

10:14
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling that Amazon properly valued the transfer of certain intangible assets to a Luxembourg subsidiary in connection with a $1.5 billion dispute with the IRS. Bradford Cornell, Emeritus...

08:43
Public policy analyst, urban designer and 2020 United States Democratic Presidential candidate Michael E. Arth has proposed an "Eco-Initiative" in an open letter to the 55 countries of the African Union. According to the plan, the U.S. and other rich...

08:35
ATIXA has, at times, issued position statements when it sees an unhealthy direction in the field in the hope that its position can offer some level of correction. ATIXA issues this position statement to reiterate the value of being trauma-informed in...

08:33
The following statement is being issued by The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers: The country has understandably been shocked and appalled by the heinous actions, both confirmed and alleged, involving the sexual abuse and trafficking of...

08:17
The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC), a national nonprofit public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has uncovered evidence of a well-orchestrated Islamic propaganda campaign aimed at teachers in school systems throughout Michigan and...

08:17
Natural Prairie Dairy, one of the first "organic" dairies to employ industrial stocking practices, recently made headlines again. In July, the Animal Recovery Mission (ARM) released a video and full report, detailing severe abuse of dairy cattle at...

07:54
The number of countries to legalise medical cannabis has risen nine-fold in the last five years, as global attitudes towards cannabis have shifted in favour of liberalisation. In 2019, 43 countries have legalised medical cannabis, with a host more...

07:00
In the first six months of 2019, Cambodia exported more than 93,000 tons of rice to the European Union (EU). That's a lot of rice, but it's almost half the amount that was exported during the same period in 2018. As of the first of this year, the EU...

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In the first six months of 2019, Cambodia exported more than 93,000 tons of rice to the European Union (EU). That's a lot of rice, but it's almost half the amount that was exported during the same period in 2018. As of the first of this year, the EU...